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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on November 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum....

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    Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:27am on November 15, 2018

    The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was ‘without excuse’, US vice president Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a summit side-lines on Wednesday....

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    Melania Trump calls for firing of national security aide

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:03pm on November 14, 2018

    US first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel -- a rare criticism of a...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:03am on November 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on...

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    Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people

    Agence France-Presse . Paradise | Updated at 03:09am on November 14, 2018

    The death toll from a huge blaze in northern California rose to 42 on Monday, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history....

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    May faces cabinet as Brexit deadline looms

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 03:07am on November 14, 2018

    Prime minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounted over the risk of a no-deal Brexit....

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    Rocket fire, Israeli strikes threaten new Gaza war

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 03:06am on November 14, 2018

    The worst escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war threatened to descend into full-blown conflict on Tuesday after further barrages of rocket fire and dozens more air strikes overnight....

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    SA countries for common regional policy to cut labour migration costs

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:45am on November 14, 2018

    Migration experts from South Asian countries Tuesday called upon the governments of the labour sending states in the region to unitedly adopt a common regional policy on recruitment mechanism for sending their workers abroad under the minimized or zero migration cost....

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    CNN sues White House over barring of reporter

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 08:47pm on November 13, 2018

    CNN sued Donald Trump's administration Tuesday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's rights under the constitution by revoking his press credentials following a...

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    Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:43pm on November 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The...